The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Hardcover)

By Tomson Highway, Sue Todd (Illustrator)

Fifth House Publishers, 9781927083383, 72pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2016

List Price: 24.95*
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Timely, Fun, Challenging and Wise

Tomson Highway's musical cabaret, The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, couldn't be more vividly presented unless you were sitting in the middle seat of the front row watching the Cree playwright, performer, musician and poet himself. The story of a wingless little mosquito from Manitoba has all the whimsy and wise humour any audience could ask for.

The ageless theme of a misfit, who finds her voice through song and who learns to make friends by communicating directly with her audience, is a timely treat for anyone who has felt like an outsider, dealt with bullying, moved to a new place, or was different from the rest of the pack.

The entire script is here, complete with song lyrics, stage directions, Cree vocabulary, and challenging tongue twisters to delight all ages. A perfect book for drama students, teachers, and theatre enthusiasts, this beautiful full-color volume serves as an interactive read-aloud for the young, or a great way to introduce students to the joys of staging a musical production.

About the Author

Tomson Highway has been hailed as one of the nation's most important artists. Illustrations by Sue Todd complement his work brilliantly, making this a unique Canadian gift.